Just a quick question, I am about to push the button on some 3TB drives.
My use would be either as a media server for my movie collection and as a onsite backup from my other machines (prob use Crashplan to then offsite)
or possibly in the future used as a media centre connected direct to my TV, still with Media onboard.
I don't plan on using RAID, and will backup where necessary.
Now to the question:
Looking at WD RED & GREEN drives they are around the same price, which should I get??
Not going to be serving media 24/7, not heavy use, and would like to be cheap to run and quiet.
RED and GREEN both seem to be suitable?
Will run WHS 2011.
Thanks in a advance.
Is the machine going to be on 24/7? i.e the drives spinning constantly?
I've gone for 3TB reds as this machine is going to be a download box, file server and XBMC machine on 24/7 for access and backups.
What wattage pico PSUs are people using? 150w?
What power connector is on the back of the array out of interest? I have an MS behind me, but it's all boxed up and I'm at work!
I can't really think of a downside to the Reds. They are more or less better in every way.